Dear LUBP editors,
Just a few thoughts for what they are worth.
Although I am not a part of LUBP team and you have every right to define the parameters of your debate and LUBP policy but honestly it is very confusing when alternative media can’t take a stance and behaves more like a newspaper that should have a good sale value.
I am a disillusioned witness of LUBP changing colors. I saw LUBP changing colors over the HH (Husain Haqqani) issue by initially asking for his resignation and then not being too sure of its stance backing out; later asking for forgiveness and what not. I would have been more comfortable had there been a stance with clear thinking which could have given clarity to readers also.
Even on twitter discussions a defensive stance was taken and infact it so clearly showed that LUBP didn’t know what is going to happen and as if it didn’t want to take the risk of not supporting HH in some way from fear the Memogate issue will actually topple the government.
It was clear LUBP bought the propaganda that Ambassador HH = democracy and Ambassador HH = Zardari in Presidency; buying that story of fake liberals who criticize the army so superficially ( they don’t even ever retweet the situation in Balochistan to give one example) and actually want to see a rift between state institutions (which Pakistan can’t afford at this point in time). But we were clear this will not happen; at least I was and was dismayed to see no one else was. If LUBP wasn’t it could have played “wait and watch” instead of backing out.
Check the references please:
Make Husain Haqqani a Senator and Slap the Military – (There was no need for this – and Ahmed Iqbalabadi is on LUBP team, so it’s not other authors per se, with apologies to him this is a very apologetic post.
Pakistan army too should learn to forgive bloody civilians – Editor’s note by Abdul Nishapuri; Apologetic, it just broke my heart and around an hour before the resignation I commented on it u can check.
A gentle reminder: General Ayub Khan’s memo to Admiral Radford – by Kamran Shafi – Supporting note by Abdul Nishapuri …. my objection on supporting Kamran Shafi is that he was creating a rumpus to save HH.
There was a little more also but I can only present these s examples of a shift in LUBP’s stance.
Please also check the twitter discussion of Juanid Qaiser and myself.
Again it’s your website and your choice …but a clear analytical approach is required for the readers to know what’s going on; not just jumping the bandwagon…only coz it’s the majority’s view.
Thanks for being open to criticism but hope there is some self reflection also
Wishing you and your team all the best.
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